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Healthier Recipe: Low Carb Cucumber Salad

Want to see how to make a Low Carb Cucumber Salad? I recently filmed a 12 part series for eHow called Healthier Recipes. It was so much fun! Exhausting really, but very rewarding in the end. All the recipes featured are original and came from yours truly! These 12 recipes are just a sample of the 130 that will be featured in my Color Yourself Skinny – 21-Day Diet Detox. The process was really fun. A producer emailed me the titles that needed to be made. I researched and tested away. It was a great challenge to take all that I know about nutrition and healthy cooking and apply it to new, unique, original recipes. The day of the shoot, two filmmakers showed up at my house, spot on-time, and turned my kitchen into a legit studio.

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My kitchen as legit studio set!

They said it would take 4 hours to shoot all 12 segments. I didn’t believe we could do it in that short of a time frame. But when the “lights, camera, action” got going — we flew threw it. But what was surprising, is that it was the most exhausting 4 hours ever. It felt almost harder than running your standard marathon!

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After 4 hours of shooting — I felt pretty strong!

So check out one of the 12, here’s how to make a Low Carb Cucumber Salad. To access the entire series on eHow, check it out here.


Low-Carb Cucumber Salad

Low Carb Cucumber Salad

Ingredients:

  • 9 oz cooked Shrimp
  • 1 Cucumber
  • ½ Red Pepper
  • 1 Avocado
  • 3 T Rice Vinegar
  • ½ tsp Garlic Salt
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 3 Yellow or Orange Peppers
  • 3 cups Raw Spinach

Directions:

  1. Dice cucumber, red pepper and shrimp
  2. Add 2 T vinegar, spices, salt and pepper to taste
  3. Stir to mix flavors. (The longer it sits, the stronger the flavors become!)
  4. Toss spinach with 1 T vinegar and plate.
  5. Core the yellow peppers, making a bowl and fill with cucumber mixture
  6. Place the pepper on the spinach and serve.

Nutrition: This recipe will make three servings with 274 calories, 7g fiber and 24g of protein!

I would love to hear what you think! Any suggestions for healthier remakes of your traditional favorite recipes?

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